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at 11:00, protesters close the intersection where d.c. police officer shot and killed a man tonight. we know there will be no criminal charges for that officer, but the investigating is not over yet. plus a rally tonight outside th w
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restraint amid new threats for north korea just in the past few hours. and new reaction tonight to a maryland community going after drug dealers with murder charges for deadly overdoses. the victims' families looking for justice. >> the disregard for someone's life is beyond measure. >> announcer: news 4 at 11:00 starts now. >> the decision not to prosecute that d.c. police officer who shot and killed terrence sterling, after 11 months the u.s. attorney's office says it just doesn't have the evidence. but mayor muriel bowser says that officer violated department policy and she wants him out. >> we believe strongly that there has to be accountability in this case. >> we'll talk about what that means in just a moment, but our team coverage begins tonig
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>> good evening, those protesters were outraged. they protested near where terrence sterling was shot and killed at m and third street northwest. he was shot in the neck and in the back. they say it is an injustice. >> united we stand, divided we fall. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: they feel the pain and sympathize with terrence sterling's parents. >> please pray for the parents of terrence sterling. >> reporter: as this group shuts down new york and new jersey avenue in northwest d.c. in protest the federal prosecutors decision not to file charges against d.c. police officer brian trainer. the u.s. attorney's office in d.c. says there isn't enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that trainer had criminal intent or used re
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and killed sterling near this intersection last september. sterling's friend steven douglas is saddened. >> distraught at the fact we have no indictment and no charges being filed against this murderer. >> reporter: prosecutors say trainer and his partner pursued sterling on his motorcycle, that sterling eventually drove into trainer's cruiser door when the cruiser blocked his path and he fired. he said sterling was trying to avoid the cruiser. he only turned on his body camera after he shot and killed sterling a violation of the police department policy. sterling was not armed. >> i'm very upset we didn't have the benefit of that footage to tell us what happened. >> reporter: the mayor said officer trainer should resign. >> mpd has already reached out to his lawyers, asking the officer to resign. >> what about you, what do you think? >> that is exactly what i think. >> reporter: d.c. police have 90 ys
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see if department policies were violated. the police union says that they will cooperate with the investigation. meanwhile, we reached out to the attorney representing the sterling family. he says that he's disappointed with tonight's decision, however he will continue to pursue the civil case. he has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the district and the metropolitan police department. live here in northwest d.c., i i'm shomari stone, news 4. >> all right, shomari, thank you. news 4 mark see graves joins me in the studio. mark, this is unprecedented to have a sitting mayor call for an officer to resign during an investigation. >> yeah, it is. we have not heard from chief nguyen. the department put out a statement earlier this evening that didn't really address that, but we have not -- we hope to hear from the chief tomorrow morning. if you remember back to 2008 when two police officers off-duty shot and killed a 14-year-old boy, dante rollins, those officers also were
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were not charged with any crime. in fact, i think one of those officers is still serving on the force today. they were never asked or forced to resign. so, when i talked to the chairman of the police union today, that's the one thing he didn't want to address, was the mayor's assertion that this officer should step down. >> what is next for that officer? and the sterling family? >> right. well, he still has a long way to go. so does the police department because there is that $50 million lawsuit you heard shomari mention. again in the rollins case, that lawsuit went for four years before the family settled for a six-figure settlement with the district back then. the officer also has an internal investigation to citi whether he violated any protocol. again as shomari pointed out he didn't turn his body camera on. he could be disciplined for that as well. even if he remains on the force, this is a guy that will not see a lot of time on the street. he may end up at the academy, an administrative position 134 where. but right now he is still on the force. he's on desk duty pending this 90-day review. but we are going to be
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come because of the civil suit that has yet to play out. >> mark, thanks so much. and the chief tomorrow morning. of course, we'll be following this story in the days and weeks ahead, and we have much more reaction from the police union to capitol hill in our nbc washington app. >> negotiate, don't escalate. >> the situation with north korea led to protests tonight here in washington and in new york. this is what the scene looked like outside the white house this evening. organizers want president trump to return to diplomatic talks with the communist regime. tonight's rallies also commemorated the anniversary of the atomic bombing of nagasaki, japan 72 years ago today. in just the last few hours, we've heard new threats from north korea about a possible strike on guam. nbc's bill neely with more tonight on those threats and the next step for leaders around the world.
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>> reporter: on the streets of north korea today, a show of defiance. the u.s. the enemy, kim jong-un and nuclear weapons their defense, they said, against the threat from president trump. >> fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> reporter: and from the island of guam, secretary of state rex tillerson turning down the temperature. >> the american people should sleep well at night. >> reporter: and defending the president. >> what the president is doing is sending a strong message to north korea in language that kim jong-un would understand because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language. >> narrator: that message reinforced today in another stark warning from defense secretary jim mattis that north korea should stop considering actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people. mattis's comments followed
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korea, that it's preparing military plans to strike the american pacific island of guam. it's a sovereign u.s. territory, the size of chicago, home to 160,000 u.s. citizens, and much closer to north korea than to the u.s. main land. >> this is the highest attention i've ever seen in the korean peninsula. it's a very grave situation, close to being a crisis. >> reporter: here in seoul, south korea's president is trying to calm nerves, saying there is no imminent crisis. but from north korea, more provocation. the military calling president trump threat a load of nonsense and saying only absolute force can work on him. back to you. >> news 4 found out the reason behind this scary scene, heavily armed police rushed into the epa headquarters on pennsylvania avenue
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we have learned officers were there for reports of gunshots inside the building. an agency spokesperson told us tonight those reports were unfounded. no one was hurt. new at 11:00, a crash so hard it knocked the staircases off of two row houses in georgetown. check it out, we're working to learn why the driver went off the road here. d.c. fire and ems officials tweeted a picture of this accident. this was just after 7:00 tonight near the intersection of q and 23rd streets northwest. no one here was hurt and we're told there are no structural problems with those homes. >> 74 degrees right now with mainly clear skies across the area and tomorrow morning a cool start getting up early around 6:00 a.m. we're at 69 degrees here in washington, low 60s in the suburbs, plenty of sunshine, we warm up quickly. still comfortable at 80, 70 degrees, 10:00 a.m. we're already in the upper 70
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highs in the upper 80s again, very similar to today. but there are rain chances in the forecast friday, saturday and sunday. in fact, i'm getting new information in right now about the weekend and i'll have the latest timing and outlook coming up at 11:18. >> thank you. the inflatable chicken outside the white house made to resemble president trump is getting an awful lot of attention on social media tonight. now we know the motive behind this. the man who inflated this chicken wants president trump to release his tax returns. the poultry prop appears to be the same one that visited d.c. back in april during the tax march. we checked with the national park service and the protesters did have a permit for this today. our nbc washington facebook page to learn more about the organizers behind this protest. a new effort to keep people safe and help curb crime has some residents in prince georges county sleeping a bit easier these days. a dozen murders in the first 12 days of july prompted
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12-hour shifts for all patrol officers. police tell us the increased police presence made a measurable difference. they point to one ten-day period where there was a 12% drop in violent crime. 90 guns were taken off the streets. saint mary's county is tackling the opioid crisis by charging su expected drug dealers with murder. today we questioned the white house drug czar about that aggressive approach. richard balm said he didn't want to comment on the cases because he didn't have all the details but he did say drug traffickers and dealers deserve a serious penalty for their crimes. today saint mary's county leaders announced indictments for eight accused drug dealers who caused the overdose deaths of eight people. >> for $50 they do not mind killing our children, our wives, our fathers, our brothers,
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sisters. >> the county has seen more heroin and opioid related deaths so far this year than all of 2016. tomorrow is a big night here on nbc 4. the redskins kickoff their preseason schedule, and you can watch the first of four episodes of snl weekend update summer edition. the redskins and ravens kickoff 7:30 up in baltimore, then weekend update after the game. all of it followed by news 4 at 11:00 and the tonight show with jimmy fallon. next at 11:00, tragedy and heroics, first responders looking back one year after that deadly apartment explosion in silver spring. plus news 4 working for you, getting answers after dozens of cars were sprayed with tar on a local road. and still making travel plans for the solar eclipse later thi month?s
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this time tomorrow will mark a year since one of our area's deadliest explosions ever. two children were among the seven people killed at the flower branch apartment complex last august. tonight we talk with first responders about that night and what they remember. news 4's derrick ward is live for us in silver spring with their story. derek? >> reporter: well, you know, there is something missing from this parking lot here at the flower branch apartment, and there is a building that used to sit where the fence is now. they were destroyed in the explosion and fire. you might say a year ago tonight folks are settling in for what would be their last full night sleep in their home. it
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awakenings, the august 10, 2016 explosion that ripped through the apartment buildings in silver spring. >> not traditionally do you see an entire four-story apartment building ablaze on fire. maybe an apartment or two, maybe the floor, the roof, sure, but not an entire four stories, the entire building. >> reporter: it was clear an explosion had come first. from looking at the debris field, interior fixtures and belongings strewn across the in the nearby trees. knowing the hour just before midnight it was clear, they were going to be casualties, but given the magnitude, casualties were inefrm tabl regardless of the hour. 12 midnight or 12:00 noon. >> injuries would have been different. pedestrians, motorists on the street as well as some folks still in the building. >> reporter: agencies like police, fire and social services worked together surprisingly well at the scene and coordinating information to help locate those who left and those who didn't make it out. though it still took days with dna evidence providing the only
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perished amid the rubble. but amid all the losses, stories of miraculous rescues, especially the infant tossed from a window, eventually reunited with his parents. >> thank you. >> reporter: those are the men and women who lived it no matter which end of the hose they were on. >> you have career changing events and events you do remember always. this will be one of them. >> reporter: now, later tomorrow there is a vigil planned for the victims of this fire and explosion. we are still awaiting the word from the ntsb about the definitive cause of this fire and explosion. it's widely held to be a gas fire and explosion, but again, that hasn't come down from the ntsb as of yet. we are live in silver spring. derrick ward, news 4. back to you. >> derrick, thank you. vdot is promising
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right for dozens of drivers whose vehicles got splattered with tar-like gunk. it happened on a commute. a sealant contained liquid asphalt but it didn't dry in time before the rains came, spraying more than 100 cars with that tar-like substance. >> like it was black road spray coming up and that's when i started to try to move away from other people. i thought it was dirt until i got to the car wash yesterday. >> what a mess. drivers whose cars were damaged are asked to call the vdot call center or go online. all the contact information is in our nbc washington app. just search "tar." yeah, we remembered those rains. >> uh-huh. >> they were far back. today it was gorgeous. >> beautiful blue skies, low humidity. it doesn't get any better than this for early august. we've had a nice run of it. as we look to tomorrow, another nice day in the forecast. the h
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check. we'll have a few clouds around during the afternoon hours, but temperatures once again in the mid-'80s in case you're wondering, our normal high this time of year about 87 degrees. so, we certainly have been below normal since saturday. take a look, though, at your second weather headline. some storms will be around on friday, especially during the afternoon hours here in the d.c. metro area and keeping a really close look on the weekend forecast. sunday is looking mainly dry. saturday's forecast is really tricky, best chance of rain on saturday is going to be during the morning hours. more on that in a moment. take a look at the current temperatures. all of the suburbs in the 60s, even 59 degrees in winchester. still hanging onto 74 in washington. but it is another night with windows open, a.c. off kind of weather. you're going to wake up to really nice conditions on your thursday. 69 degrees at 7:00 a.m., pleasant gorgeous around lunchtime, 82 degrees at that point. tomorrow afternoon we hit our high of 86 at about 4:00 or 5:00 in the afternoon. again a few clouds in the second half of yr
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81 degrees at 7:00 p.m.. the weather having a low impact on your day. outdoor exercise, it it's spectacular in the early morning hours. a little warm in the afternoon, certainly manageable. taking the kids to the playground or pool, it will be awesome at the shade in the playground tomorrow. and the back to school shopping, said it last night, i'll say it again. still looking better on friday, chance of storms starting to creep up. tomorrow is too nice a day to plan to be indoors. i would plan on that friday. take a look the 8:00 a.m. already seeing clouds in place. as we move into the midday hours, notice the showers and thunderstorms that start to develop back around the i-81 corridor the blue ridge area. winchester hagerstown, those start to move towards the east. 3:00 p.m. the chance for storms in frederick, loudoun, and prince william, future weather keeping them back to the west. can't rule out a few thunderstorms here later in the day on friday with the high temperature around 80 degrees. there's your f
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and again, starting to feel the humidity on friday. here's the latest on the weekend. new information coming in. inputting in a chance for showers early on saturday. by the afternoon, though, i think we'll be dry with partly sunny skies. it's humid on saturday as well as sunday. so, feeling kind of sticky out there. mid-'80s, both saturday and sunday. most of the day on sunday will be completely dry. maybe a thunderstorm or two around during the afternoon hours, nothing to change plans over. monday, rain and storms most likely, 82 degrees. so, saturday evening, jim, looking okay, most of sunday looking okay. it's saturday morning i'm worried about. >> all right. thanks so much. coming up, more history made by ryan zimmerman. sports is next but first here's jimmy fallon. >> hey, guys, marlon way ans. virtual reality. music from brett he will
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>> announcer: this is the xfinity sports desk. >> that's more than made up for last night. >> boy, did they ever. ryan zimmerman, he was fun to watch just this morning, a headline on a sports site said ryan zimmerman has come back down to earth. this article detailed the numbers which have been dwindling as you know, suggested it was time to panic because in his batting average in august was .87, .87 this month. funny how only 12 hours later a rewrite is in order. just got to kickback tonight with dusty baker and enjoy the ryan zimmerman show. second inning gets the party started and the scori
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deep to left field, and good-bye. a solo shot career rbi number 906 gives him the franchise lead. that gives him the curtain call, third inning, nats up 2-0. helmet, watch, still in place here. now it's gone. hair flying and so is bryce, slides in safe. in the 5th no slowing down. ryan takes this up the middle. harper comes around to score. rbi single. zimmerman, a triple away from the cycle. in the seventh, why go for a triple when you can have it all? into the bull pen and, right, a two-run shot: zimmerman went 4 for 4, 5 rbi and two curtain call. nats win 10-1. 10-1, zimmerman, a triple shot. >> if that ball bangz off the right field wall and stays
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all cost there? >> no, that would be a ten-day dealer. so, i'm just glad to get some hits. it's been a tough two week stretch for me, but that's part of the game and you kind of grind through it. >> redskins are going to grind through the preseason. they kick it off tomorrow night. the key in that sentence is preseason, which is why i'm talking about the redskins now and not at the top of the newscast. but while the game doesn't count, you can count on a sleepless head coach, jay gruden shares with me why he finds this time of year the hardest of all. >> you want to find your best 53. that's the whole goal. you also want to get your starters ready for the regular season. but you just can't play the night if something happens to a starter. how much do you play them? that's the obstacle i have in my mind. i want to get the back up ready. i want to make sure i find the best 53. that's the whole goal to get our starters ready, but i have to stay healthy. >> staying healthy is the key. the hits do hurt even though the game does not count. >>
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where this game can be seen tomorrow night. >> right here. >> redskins, ravens right here on channel 4. kickoff is 7:3
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